US Politics in Trump era Public date: 29.08.2019 01:16:39

20 Jun 2018

Leaked State Department Memo Advised Trump Administration to Push for “Islamic Reformation”

The Trump administration, as part of a dual effort to counter both Iran and the Islamic State, should push for an “Islamic Reformation,” a State Department memo advised the White House last year. The suggestion was ultimately not adopted as part of the National Security Strategy announced in December, but that a so-called reformation of Islam was up for discussion at the highest levels of the State Department and National Security Council underscores the extraordinary rise of a once-fringe, far-right approach to foreign policy.
The Trump administration, as part of a dual effort to counter both Iran and the Islamic State, should...
9 Feb 2017

Trump Aide Derided Islam, Immigration And Diversity, Embraced An Anti-Semitic Past

Michael Anton, a senior national security official in the Trump administration wrote under a pseudonym last year that Islam is an inherently violent religion that is “incompatible with the modern West,” defended the World War II-era America First Committee, which included anti-Semites, as “unfairly maligned,” and called diversity “a source of weakness, tension  and disunion.”
Michael Anton, a senior national security official in the Trump administration wrote under a pseudonym last year...

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